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biomimetics

[bahy-oh-mi-met-iks] /ˌbaɪ oʊ mɪˈmɛt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the study and development of synthetic systems that mimic the formation, function, or structure of biologically produced substances and materials and biological mechanisms and processes.
Related forms
biomimetic, adjective
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  • But his belief in the beautiful efficiency of natural engineering clearly anticipated the modern science of biomimetics.
  • biomimetics is the concept of industrial design and engineering mimicking characteristics found in nature.
  • biomimetics provides remarkable possibilities well beyond the diagnosis and treatment of dental caries.

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